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Ghent-Wevelgem 2012 : again Boonen

Tom Boonen can add the 74st edition of Ghent-Wevelgem to his palmares. The decisive move came at the Monteberg, the las hill in the race, when Cancellara and Sagan started their pursuit. It was not easy for the group of followers with Boonen to get to them. Finally , it became a massive sprint, that was won by Boonen, just before Sagan and Breschel.

1.     Tom Boonen (Be)    235 km in 4h51'16"
2.     Peter Sagan (Svk)     s.t.
3.     Matti Breschel (Den)     
4.     Oscar Freire (Es)     
5.     Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nw)     
6.     Daniele Bennati (It)     
7.     Marco Marcato (It)     
8.     Steve Chainel (Fr)     
9.     Filippo Pozzato (It)     
10.   Giovanni Visconti (It)

General details of the race :

For the first time, the race was ridden over a distance of 235 km which implies that there is space for 2 passes over the Casselberg. From there, the race continues in the direction of the West-Flemish hills, where also the Baneberg and the Kemmelberg are taken twice. And to get the race even more exciting, after the second passage of the Kemmel, the Monteberg is also incorporated in the course.









Climbs :

Casselberg     km 138
Casselberg     km 144
Catsberg     km 162
Le Vert Mont     km 168
Vidaigneberg km 173
Baneberg km 174
Kemmelberg km 182
Schomminkelstraat km 187
Baneberg km 191
Kemmelberg km 199
Monteberg    km 203

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Location: Wevelgem, Belgium (Explore routes near Wevelgem, Belgium.)

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